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Proposal Coordinator Salary

Median pay for Proposal Coordinators in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $49K per year. Geographic location and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Proposal Coordinators like their work and job satisfaction is high. Female Proposal Coordinators make up most of the survey respondents at 75 percent. A large number enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a fair number. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$36,186 - $75,101
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MEDIAN: $49,004
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National Salary Data

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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$36,186 - $75,101  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,500  
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$35,957 - $74,258  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 297
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$14.78 - $29.70  
   
Overtime
$21.35 - $44.10  
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$0$30K$60K$90K
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$0.00 - $4,500  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$35,957 - $74,258  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 68
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Job Description for Proposal Coordinator

The proposal coordinator's primary responsibility is to coordinate all of the necessary steps to deliver proposals to clients. The job comes with strict deadlines, as well as strict requirements to meet clients' quality standards and detailed requirements. Specific tasks performed by proposal coordinators include working on bids and conducting background research required for proposals, supporting various departments by performing related activities, and performing large amounts of writing and editing. As such, written and verbal communication skills are extremely important to this job, along with strong organizational skills, proficiency with basic computer programs, and strong analytical abilities.

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Proposal Coordinator Tasks

  • Edit and rewrite proposals, including creating templates and boilerplate text.
  • Draft proposals and communicate across teams to get input and meet deadlines.
  • Coordinate and maintain team documentation efforts for responses to RFPs, RFIs, and other calls.
  • Analyze requirements and ensure that proposals meet requirements.

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Popular Skills for Proposal Coordinator


Survey results show that Proposal Coordinators use a fair number of skills. Most notably, skills in Project Coordinating, Proposal Writing, Desktop Publishing, and Microsoft Office are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Editing. It is often found that people who know Microsoft Office are also skilled in Proposal Writing.

Pay by Experience Level for Proposal Coordinator

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


For Proposal Coordinators, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. The average beginner in this position makes around $46K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $57K. Proposal Coordinators who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $62K. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $67K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

Pay Difference by Location


Surpassing the national average by 51 percent, Proposal Coordinators in Arlington receive some of the highest pay in the country. Proposal Coordinators will also find cushy salaries in Washington (+19 percent) and Reston (+17 percent). Houston ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 11 percent below the national average.

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Experience Affects Proposal Coordinator Salaries

Late-Career
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National Average
$49,000


Skills That Affect Proposal Coordinator Salaries

Project Coordinating
up arrow 4%

Proposal Writing
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Desktop Publishing
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National Average
$49,000

Microsoft Office
up arrow 1%

Editing
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 75 votes.

Gender

Female
75 %
Male
25 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
55%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 84%
vision benefits Vision: 72% employee benefits None: 8%